|Elevation||233 m (764 ft)|
|Area||19.37 km2 (7.48 sq mi)|
|Density||348 / km2 (901 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||747 21|
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Kravaře (Czech pronunciation: [ˈkravar̝ɛ]; German: Deutsch Krawarn) is a town in Silesia in the Czech Republic. It has 6,650 inhabitants. It is located between Ostrava (20 kilometres (12 mi) away) and Opava (10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away). It is part of the Hlučínsko micro-region.
History of the town
The first historical record of Kravaře is from 1224. For centuries Kravaře was only a village; it gained town status in 1960.
Being located in the multi-ethnic Hlučín Region of Czech Silesia, Kravaře was a notable exception to the mass Expulsion of the Germans from Czechoslovakia following World War II, retaining a sizeable ethnic German community. As of 2006, ethnic Germans were a majority of the town's inhabitants, one of them being its mayor.
Notable people born in Kravaře
- Ivo Žídek - soloist of National Theatre in Prague
- Alois Hadamczik - head coach of Czech national ice hockey team
- Monika Žídková - Miss Europe 1995
- Erich Šefčík - Silesian historian, founder of the local Museum
- Josef Jařab - the rector of the Palacký University of Olomouc, professor in English and American Studies
- Pavel Kravař - a Hussite physician burned at the stake for heresy in St Andrews, Scotland in 1433
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